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Permalancing is not the greatest type of thing to do

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Former Employee - EBook Specialist in New York, NY
Former Employee - EBook Specialist in New York, NY

I worked at Random House as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

Random House is fine, my co-workers were great, the general office atmosphere was friendly and supportive

Cons

As a temporary employee on a long-term open-ended contract there was absolutely no job security which became very terrifying when the contract was terminated. My direct manager was fine, but the department head was difficult to work with, if not possibly incompetent, or if they were competent and easy to work with, they did not present themselves as such to the team I worked on.

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    Thrilling job

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    Former Employee - Associate Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Editor in New York, NY

    I worked at Random House full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    On the cutting edge of what's happening in the world, meeting with big names in our culture - both pop and academic. Day is flexible.

    Cons

    Pay is low. You have to put in a lot of time to advance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work if you work for the right people

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    Current Employee - Contracts Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Contracts Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Random House full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great compensation for education and fitness.
    Family-friendly: there are a lot of benefits that extend to children and dependents.

    Cons

    Current health insurance is lackluster.
    Not enough incentives in fitness programs to encourage employees to stay fit. [i.e. points for working out that turn into gift cards or lowered health insurance costs].

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Disconnected and sometimes condescending to younger employees in the department. Management really needs to catch up with the times and the changing culture of workplaces because the old boys club attitude will not cut it anymore. Management also needs to be more approachable. This job doesn't pay enough to be treated like slaves to the paperwork. You can't retain young talent if you make them feel like crap about the work they are doing for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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